On Friday night, I attended the Apron Activists' latest presentation: a 4 Course Benefit Dinner for the Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest. I've dined at a couple of these previously and volunteered as well, and I was delighted to see them back in action with the support of the Portland vegan community.
It was an evening of great food, great friends, great conversation and fairly good wine (BYOB).
I sat at a communal table with the sweet representative from the Sanctuary, and she told us tales of the chimps, like how she intended to buy one of them cowboy boots for her birthday because she loves shoes so much!
Here's the spread, pretend everything isn't mellow yellow. The room was filled with smiles.
Mushroom Walnut Pate & Curried Carrot Spread
Baguette, Matzoh and Flatbreads
Must make this pate asap! Divine! I think it's the one from Vcon..
Root Vegetable & Caramelized Fig Salad
Mixed greens, endive, creamy garlic dressing, cilantro pesto drizzle
That's how it was supposed to look. I was in the No Cilantro, Please club.
The figs were so lovely!
Here's our super awesome and super adorable waitress, Karla, aka Veganshizzle.